• NEXT EDITION
  • 21-25 OCT 2020
  • Budapest, Hungary

WOMEX 20 Travels To Budapest, Hungary

We will travel to Hungary for the second time to one of the best-kept secrets in Eastern Europe - Budapest - to celebrate our 26th edition from Wednesday, 21 to Sunday, 25 October 2020.

Budapest has a rich musical culture, whether it is classical music, modern experimental, electronica, alternative music, or traditional Hungarian and Roma folk music. While this capital city is known for its Turkish thermal baths, Gothic and Neo-Gothic and Roman-inspired architecture, today Budapest is a vibrant musical hub with a unique blend of east meets west, old meets modern culture and lifestyle, making it a valuable city for another exciting edition of WOMEX in 2020.

With a mission to promote intercultural exchange and business among music professionals, for WOMEX 20, Piranha Arts have once again joined forces with Hangvető, WOMEX's local partner from 2015.

NOTE: Travel and accomodation information including tips of how to get around and a list of hotels that offer special deals for delegates will be posted soon!

It's a great pleasure to welcome WOMEX back to Budapest, made even sweeter by receiving the role of the host from our Finnish sisters and brothers. You will find again the ingredients of the 2015 edition: good weather, great wines, a city rich with musical heritage, the blue Danube and great music. We also plan to open up new horizons, with a special focus on our neighbours; and bring closer the fascinating music of the Balkans.

András Lelkes, CEO of Hangvető, Hungary

The WOMEX team is happy to go back to Central Eastern Europe after our successful edition there in 2015, and once again to team up with Hangveto, now a regular partner for other cultural projects in recent years. The city will provide the convenient setting of venues, accessibility, and plenty of accommodation and delicious food options already known to WOMEX delegates!

Alex Walter, Director of WOMEX, Germany